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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio health officials say a measles outbreak that began among Amish who had traveled to the Philippines now involves 21 cases confirmed over three counties.
The state Department of Health reports the number of cases in Knox County in north-central Ohio has increased to 19. Nearby Richland and Wayne counties each have one confirmed case of the highly contagious respiratory illness.
Officials say the outbreak began with unvaccinated travelers who visited the Philippines, which has had a measles epidemic.
Officials are urging vaccination to limit the Ohio outbreak. In Morrow County, adjacent to Knox County, health officials plan a free immunization clinic Wednesday evening for anyone who hasn't received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
Measles is caused by a virus. The symptoms include fevers, coughs, rashes and pink eye.
Columbus, Ohio (April 21, 2014) – Recently five Guernsey County tourism industry partners traveled to Columbus, Ohio to learn about creating and distributing good social media content. The Focus on Tourism Workshop sponsored by the Ohio Travel Association was held at the office of the Columbus Dispatch.
Kim Israel (l) and Kitrina Mazaher, Living Word Outdoor Drama; Shauna Hearing, Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau; Kim Valentine, Dickens Victorian Village and Donna Hill, Cambridge Main Street learned how to create content that appeals to the intended audience and heard tips for organizing and building a development process and examined best practices for ensuring content is distributed to, and discovered by the target audience.
Presenters were Betsy Decillis, CCO, Betsy A. Decillis Consulting; Jenna Dill, Tourism Marketing Manager for Athens County CVB: Megumi Robinson, Account Manager, Geben Communications and Ty Pierce, Multimedia Services Manager, Ohio Historical Society.
For information on attractions and events in Cambridge/Guernsey County check out the social media pages by logging onto VisitGuernseyCounty.com or call 740-432-2022 or toll free 800-933-5480. The Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau is located in Historic Downtown Cambridge at 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200. Hours of operation are 8am-5pm Monday – Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday.